11/30/2012 10:32:00 AM Derailment sends tank cars into NJ creek
PAULSBORO, N.J. (AP) — More than a dozen people are being evaluated for possible respiratory problems after a freight train derailed in southern New Jersey and dumped several tanker cars carrying hazardous materials into a creek.
Officials at Underwood-Memorial Hospital say 11 people have been transported with complaints related to the rail accident in Paulsboro and five more arrived on their own. The hospital’s communication’s office says all are believed to have complained of having respiratory problems. Residents in three towns were toldthis morning to stay inside after the derailment.
At least one tanker car was believed to contain vinyl chloride.